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Re: Our Bedroom is Done!

Postby Josiecat on Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:09 am

I was wondering why you decided to strip everything to the lath. Was the plaster in bad shape?
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Re: Our Bedroom is Done!

Postby utopia13 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:24 pm

Wow...what a relaxing room! Very pretty.

My guess.....you rempoved the plaster to add lots of insulation! :D My place could use it too, but it's not going to happen before I get the metal roof scrubbed & repainted!

Your floors are drool worthy for sure!
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Re: Our Bedroom is Done!

Postby eperot on Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:08 pm

Thanks! As for the stripping of the plaster and lath, the plaster in our whole house is in very poor shape and while it could be repaired, it would be very costly and in our case it was an excellent opportunity to add fire blocking inside our (balloon framed) floor-wall cavities, run all new electrical, and insulate. I know many here are all about saving the plaster, but I figure saving the windows, hardware, all the window trim, door, and bringing back the original floors will still give me entry into old house heaven one day. :wink:

Sometimes you have to make a choice to use a modern building material for either cost, efficiency, convenience or any/all of the above.
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Re: Our Bedroom is Done!

Postby StarryNight on Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:58 pm

It's just stunning! Great job!
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Re: Our Bedroom is Done!

Postby csnyder on Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:10 pm

Beautiful - great work!
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Re: Our Bedroom is Done!

Postby sooth on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:24 pm

This is just breathtakingly gorgeous!
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